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Gallatin, TN

Critter Control

Critter Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Gallatin TN and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Tennessee Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Gallatin pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 615-499-5298 - yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
  • Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
  • Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
  • Digging Lawn or Under House?
  • We Can Solve It!
Many of Tennessee's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably, these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Tennessee's wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.

We do not handle dog or cat problems. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Sumner county animal services for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Gallatin animal control for wildlife issues.

Sumner County Animal Services or Humane Society: (615) 452-2400

Gallatin Wildlife Removal Tip: The Copperhead Snake

The copperhead snake is one of the most common snakes found in North America. They are also a snake that is most likely to bite, as these are extremely aggressive snakes. However, while these snakes are venomous, the effects of their poison are usually quite mild, and is rarely fatal to human beings.

These snakes get their name from the copper color that appears in their head area. Copperheads fall into the class of animals known as pit viper, which means that they have a series of heat sensors located in the pits between their eyes and their nostrils on each side of their head. This allows them to detect the smallest of differences and temperature, so that they are not only able to accurately discover prey that are around them, but can easily strike and hit the animal no matter how quickly it may be moving.

The copperhead snake ranges between two and 3 feet in length, with the female actually being larger than the male. This is different than most other kinds of snakes, where the male is usually larger. On the dorsal side of the snake, are a series of patterns that are dark brown, with a reddish-brown cross band. Each shape on the snake has an hourglass or dumbbell appearance to it. The underside of this reptile is a light brown, salmon, or pinkish color.

The copperheads can be found residing anywhere from the upper Northeast all the way down to areas such as Texas and Mexico. Because of their tough exterior and muscular bodies, they are able to withstand rather extreme forms of temperature, a primary reason why they are located in so many different ecosystems in the United States. The primary area that they are looking for, however, is some area that is dense with woods or forest area.

While hunting alone, these snakes do hibernate together in communal dens, and are likely to return to the same den each year during the hibernation. These communal dens can have dozens of copperhead snakes in them, and can also include other species of snakes with them.

The copperhead primarily eats small rodents for survival. This includes such things as rats, mice, squirrels, and other rodents, but this is not all that this reptile will eat. They can get a good meal out of such things as birds, other snakes, frogs, lizards, salamanders, and large insects such as cicadas and caterpillars.

The reproduction of copperhead snakes begins in February and lasts to May, but the snake can have a second reproduction season from August through October. To let a female snake know that the male is interested in her, they will literally engage in a battle where the male must conquer the female to be able to copulate with her. Should he fail, he is either seriously hurt or even killed during the battle.

The mother does not lay eggs, but instead gives birth to between two and 18 live snakes. These young copperheads range somewhere between eight and 10 inches and are born with fully functional things that include the ability to secrete venom.

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